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Lendlease signs zero carbon buildings pledge

6 Feb 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Trio of firms sign up to 2050 commitment

Scottish parliament

Scotland aims to source 50% of its energy from renewables

3 Feb 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Scottish government energy strategy aims to make oil and gas sector greener and use more thermal power

Solar panels

Global demand for environmental consultancy rises to £19bn

3 Feb 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Research firm Environment Analyst says buoyant market conditions in Europe and revival in North American behind rise

Sadiq Khan

Khan demands powers to fine polluting construction firms

27 Jan 17 | By Mark Leftly

London mayor Sadiq Khan asks Defra to devolve power to fine firms using polluting machinery on site

Insulation

Investors to resurrect Green Deal

25 Jan 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Scheme axed by government in 2015 to be relaunched using ‘best installers in the market’

Exclusive video

London debate at Building Live

Delivering London’s construction pipeline for the next five years Video

23 Dec 16

Building Live debate highlights - With new mayor Sadiq Khan now in place, what are London’s priorities for growth?

ANALYSIS

Wavin's AquaCell used at Barton Park, Oxford

Sponsored feature on flood risk: Troubled waters

20 Dec 16 | By Andrew Brister

As the UK prepares for the next wave of winter storms, there is growing awareness of the need to improve the resilience of properties to protect against devastating floods. Andrew Brister reports on the action plan devised by the recent Bonfield Review and looks at some of the emerging solutions

Contrioversially, the plumes of the world-famous Trafalgar Square fountains have now been significantly reduced from this height to minimise water evaporation

Water features: Making a splash

20 Apr 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Technological advances mean we can now enjoy the spectacle of water without any of the misgivings about waste

Diespeker

What to specify: Water products

20 Apr 16

This week’s products include an indoor terrazzo fountain designed for an Italian restaurant in London, and Westminster City council installs a shower pump in an apartment block designed for the elderly and less able

COMMUNITY OPINION

Adam Crossley

Ecobuild blog: Don’t lose focus on the environment

17 Feb 17 | By Adam Crossley

What businesses think sustainability is has widened into a whole range of interconnected social and environmental issues, but it is important not to lose sight of our carbon emissions reduction target

Julie Hirigoyen

Northern Ireland and the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal

31 Jan 17 | By Julie Hirigoyen

Clearly Northern Ireland’s scheme was open to abuse, but any incentivisation policy has to be carefully designed to balance attracting investment against cost to the public purse

Conor Leyden

How to build homes safely in flood prone areas

20 Jan 17 | By Conor Leyden

New homes can be built safely in flood prone areas but we need to have a grown-up conversation about development

Nick Cullen

Will Trump ever be a cheerleader for sustainable development?

20 Jan 17 | By Nick Cullen

The new US president isn’t known for his commitment to tackling climate change, yet if he can see the economic benefit for his country he might become a convert

Nicola Gillen

Five steps to detoxifying your office

17 Jan 17 | By Nicola Gillen

Toxic workplaces risk employee wellbeing, so here’s how to rethink your work environment

Darren Richards

Ecobuild blog: Here’s one we made earlier

9 Jan 17 | By Darren Richards

The offsite sector is still in its infancy but a future in which robots manufacture complete building elements does not have to remain a pipe dream – we need to commit ourselves to further investment

Imogen Cust

Ecobuild blog: Check out the competition

9 Jan 17 | By Imogen Cust

Responsible retail is essential for a sustainable future, and Ecobuild’s Big Innovation Pitch with M&S will give ambitious innovators the opportunity to fast track engineering products across the retail sector

Martin Hurn

Ecobuild blog: The new world of sustainability

22 Nov 16 | By Martin Hurn

The definition of sustainability has evolved considerably to address many issues. Ecobuild's Redefining Sustainability campaign provides a platform for all to share thoughts, ideas and best practice

Russell Thomas

Simple practices to boost sustainability

22 Nov 16 | By Russell Thomas

Sustainble or energy efficient methods are still thought of as expensive or complex, but this really isn’t the case